Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio making appearances in the MCU as their Daredevil characters recently makes a whole lot more sense in light of the news that Marvel's Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, Iron Fist and The Defenders) are leaving Netflix March 1. Their expected home: Disney+.
As of yet, there are no official announcements confirming anything. But I would expect Disney to not only make a big deal about it, but maybe add some sort of cherry on top...
What we don't have any clear knowledge of is what the licensing deal Netflix had with Marvel when it originally commissioned the series. As per Digiday, Netflix usually command a 7-10 year licence for exclusive first window streaming rights. Daredevil debuted on Netflix 7 years ago this coming August, so that tracks to a certain degree. But that's just the launch show Daredevil. The last of the Netflix Marvel shows, The Punisher, debuted at the end of 2017.
With all of the Netflix Marvel shows leaving Netflix on the same date, I would suggest it is a very safe assumption that Disney put up an unreasonable amount of money to hasten their release.
A big YEAH to NOPE
The new Jordan Peele film NOPE is set to debut in cinemas this July and the trailer for this has me very enthused. Based on the trailer, it looks like NOPE may be an acronym...
RIP Beryl Vertue
Legendary UK TV producer Beryl Vertue has died at the age of 90. She started out her career as a secretary, pivoted to become a talent agent, then in 1979 launched production company Hartswood Films. This is the production company responsible for producing Men Behaving Badly, Coupling, and Sherlock.
As an interesting bit of trivia, One of Vertue's clients as a talent agent was Terry Nation. She was the one responsible for him keeping partial ownership of The Daleks, the iconic villains on UK children's TV show Doctor Who.
- The live-action Beauty and The Beast spin-off TV series has stalled. The Josh Gad (ick) project has been indefinitely delayed due to creative and scheduling issues. Read: THR
- Amazon is working with Ridley Scott on a live-action Blade Runner TV show set 50 years after Blade Runner 2049. It'll be called... wait for it... Blade Runner 2099. Read: The Verge
- Is there still a need for Star Wars movies? Ben Lindbergh argues yes. Read: The Ringer
- Aussie streamer Binge has commissioned an 8-part comedy-romance series Colin From Accounts from writer/creator/star Patrick Brammall. Read: Deadline
- OG CSI star Marg Helgenberger will join the second season of CSI: Vegas after the departure of other OG CSI stars. Read: TV Line
- Australian govt broadcaster ABC will proceed with plans to require logins for its iView service. A reminder that if you are worried about such things, it is smart Internet practice to use an alternate email address for interactions other than personal. Read: TV Tonight
- Russian Doll will return to Netflix this Spring. Read: thefutoncritic
The Lazarus Project debuts on Sky Now this April.
Winning Time: Rise of The Lakers Dynasty debuts March 6 on HBO Max.
That's it for today. There is expected to be a Lord of The Rings TV series trailer debuting in a few hours time. Watch out for that. If you can wait, it'll probably be in tomorrow's newsletter. Probably...